High Protein Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss

Pramita P N ·
High Protein Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss

Breakfast And Weightloss

Start new beginnings and fresh mornings with a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Although there is still some debate about whether it is the most important meal of the day, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that having breakfast helps to kick-start your metabolism and aid in weight loss (1). Most popular diets like intermittent fasting swear by the fact that skipping breakfast helps to lose weight. When followed properly, it might reap results, but like every other diet, intermittent fasting too has a downside.

When we skip breakfast, not only does our metabolic rate slow down, so does our blood sugar level. Starting your day with a low sugar level makes you feel extra hungry later, which sets you up for binge eating and eating overly large meals at lunch and dinner. Eating breakfast nourishes your body and prevents you from overeating. Get your daily dose of protein and fibre with these wholesome recipes.


1. Paneer Stuffed Moong Dal Chilla

If you are looking for healthy and weight-loss-friendly breakfast recipes, this dish should be on the top of your list. You have probably run out of ideas with the same breakfasts repeated. Paneer stuffed chilla can wake your taste buds up.

Ingredients For Chilla

  • Ginger - ½ inch
  • Green gram - 1 bowl
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Hing - 2 pinches
  • Ghee for roasting
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients For Paneer Stuffing

  • Cottage cheese - 150g
  • Capsicum - 1 tsp
  • Carrot - 1 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Chilli -1
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - ⅓ tsp
  • Cumin powder - ⅓ tsp
  • Dry mango powder - ⅓ tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

Directions For Chilla

  • Soak a bowl of moong for 2-3 hours
  • In a blender, add moong dal, chilli, ginger, salt, turmeric, hing and water
  • Make it into a paste

Directions for Paneer stuffing

  • In a heated pan, add ginger, chillies and saute
  • Add chopped carrots and keep stirring. Now add the chopped capsicum and fry the veggies for 2 minutes
  • Add the grated paneer and then add cumin, dry mango powder, black pepper and stir
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander

Cooking

  • Check the consistency and spread the chilla batter on the tawa
  • Spread some ghee around it and roast it on both sides
  • When it's slightly brown, place the stuffing in the middle and fold
  • Ready to be munched on with chutney

2. Channa Chaat

Tasty and tangy chaat recipe made out of chickpeas, spices, and herbs. Although it is a little similar to the chickpea salad, the spices added to it gives it a chaat taste, which makes your morning chatpata.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas - 1 cup
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Large potato - 1 medium
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Roasted cumin - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala - 1 tsp
  • Mango powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Paani puri or crushed papadi - 3 to 4
  • Coriander - 2 tsp

Directions

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and cook them along with the potatoes in the pressure cooker
  • In a mixing bowl, add the spices then add the peeled potatoes so they are coated with the spices
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes, chillies, onions and coriander leaves
  • Add lemon juice as required
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve

3. Oats Khichdi

Fabulous one-pot dish with lots of vegetable nutrition and moong dal protein. There is nothing more relaxing than savouring mushy kichadi with a generous serving of pickle after a heavy morning workout.

Ingredients

  • Oats - 2 cups
  • Moong dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - ½ cup
  • Tomato - ¼ cup
  • Spinach - 1 cup
  • Carrot - ¼ cup
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Hing - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • After washing and soaking the dal in water, add ghee to the pressure cooker
  • Add cumin and hing to the ghee and let it sputter
  • Now add the chopped onion and saute till its golden brown
  • Add the soaked dal, tomato, carrot, spinach, stir and combine for 3-5 mins
  • Add the oats, spices, salt and 6 cups of water and mix
  • Cook the khichdi for 2-3 whistles in a low flame
  • Enjoy with chutney or ghee

4. Multigrain Paratha

Parathas are the favourite breakfast dish for us Indians, especially in the North. You can alter the nutrition value of it depending on which flour you use. This flavoursome dish is low in calories and nutrient-dense.

Ingredients

  • Whole Wheat flour - ¼ cup
  • Oats flour - ¼ cup
  • Ragi flour - ¼ cup
  • Bajra flour - ¼ cup
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilli flakes - ½ tsp
  • Curry powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Oil for cooking

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients and make a dough by adding water proportionately
  • Divide the dough into equal proportions and flatten them on a tawa
  • Rost on both sides and serve

5. Beetroot Dosa

A soft, spongy and colourful dish that is super healthy and appetising. If you're too lazy to make the dosa batter but are hit with intense craving for dosa, you’ve just stumbled upon a cheat code. Serving with coconut chutney brings out the magic in it.

Ingredients

  • Store-bought idli batter - 2 ½ cups
  • Cooked beetroot - 1 medium
  • Oil or butter a spoonful

Directions

  • Take a blender and make the cooked beetroot into a paste
  • Now add the beetroot puree into the idli batter and stir until the colour is pink
  • After the tawa is hot, spread the batter and roast on both sides
  • Serve with chutney

Isn’t it a wonderful idea to wake up to tasty and nutritious breakfasts everyday that is waiting to replenish your body and repair your muscles? Start your day right with healthy, protein-rich bites.


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